Vtape has been recognized for our unique programs, dynamic distribution activity and key role in the development of the media arts in Canada. Different from grants, these awards, special citations, and prizes have been important benchmarks for our continued organizational development, and have provided Vtape with the opportunity to publicly celebrate our accomplishments.
ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF ART GALLERIES AWARDS
Vtape has received important acknowledgement from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries with an Educator Award for our Curatorial Incubator in 2004; a Collections Access Award for our Video Art in Canada website; the Art Film of the Year Award in 2009 for Dangling By Their Mouths: The Collected Works of Colin Campbell; and in 2012 Vtape co-Founder Kim Tomzack received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in the Colleague Awards category.
PREMIER’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS
Vtape was one of only five finalists for the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2009, and in 2011 we were awarded this $50,000 prize.
TORONTO FRIENDS OF THE VISUAL ARTS
The Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Trust Fund was established with the Toronto Community Foundation in June 2004. Vtape received recognition from the Trust in 2012 with an award to assist us with our work in video art preservation.
ANNUAL ARTIST-RUN CENTRES HOLIDAY PARTY COOKIE COMPETITION
In Toronto’s annual holiday competition between artist-run centres for baking glory, Vtape has placed between first and fourth place in every year the organization has entered cookies for consideration. Most notable were the 2010 first-prize-winning, tour-de-force peppermint cookies with rotating cookie images projected on them.
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